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Convious has signed a multi-year deal with West Midland Safari Park to supply its fully-integrated eCommerce and guest experience platform


Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic


World-leading visitor transportation specialist Severn Lamb has announced a major move in the acquisition of US company Trams International


Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71


ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023


WhiteWater will unveil six new products at IAAPA Expo, including three new waterslides, an all-in-one play structure and an innovation that ‘has been years in the making.’


Extreme Engineering will announce four new Cloud Coaster projects as well as debut two new products at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


A number of exhibitors will be using Christie technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase its MicroTiles LED among the products on its own stand


Spree Interactive is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, with the launch of its Christmas Crunch VR title at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Ride manufacturer Zamperla is behind the CA$9m development of what will be Canada’s fastest launch coaster when it opens in 2024


RWS’s Sponsored Spotlight will showcase the company’s ‘endless possibilities’ following major acquisitions


IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Frontgrid has launched its ParadropVR Pod attraction at Adventure Park Snowdonia in North Wales


The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


The immersive attractions designer will unveil details of its new attraction, new project and new ride content throughout this year’s IAAPA Expo, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in November


Gateway Ticketing Systems has appointed Joe Marshall to lead the company’s UK operations


Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more


Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction


Ohio’s Kings Island theme park will introduce Adventure Port, its newest themed area, in 2023. The themed land will feature several attractions and enhanced theming on a classic rollercoaster


Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems


The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Simworx has partnered with Katapult to develop a new dark ride offering an adrenaline-fuelled car chase. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson spoke with Planet Attractions about the exciting new project


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future


Triotech has landed a deal with Puy du Fou Asia that will see the dynamic attractions specialist supply several attractions to the upcoming SAGA attraction in Shanghai


BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction


OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth


Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction


accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors


Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride


Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago


FORREC and Sun Group have formed a long-term strategic partnership to develop world-class tourism projects in Vietnam


Media-based attractions specialist Triotech will showcase a new stand-up flying theatre attraction and announce a major European theme park project at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


Mather & Co has developed the visitor experience for Hydro Ness - a new hydro scheme in Scotland on the River Ness that generates renewable energy using an Archimedes Screw


As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly


Experiential design collective Conductr has appointed Ben Dowson to oversee the company’s creative division


Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time


FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves


The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


Holovis and Azimuth have teamed up with grand plans to develop an XR content creation and digital engineering team in Malaysia, making the country a hub for the Southeast Asia region in XR technology development


The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions


The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.


FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement


How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April


An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards


The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset


ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better


The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever


Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks


WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways


Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions


The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego


Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land


Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft


A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park


Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China


Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region


We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry


The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission

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Convious named tech partner for West Midland Safari Park
Convious has signed a multi-year deal with West Midland Safari Park to supply its fully-integrated eCommerce and guest experience platform


nWave unveils new attractions title ‘Meg and the Lost Scepter’
Developed specifically for attractions, nWave’s newest title takes viewers on an adventure with skunk and martial artist Meg, as she searches for a missing relic


Severn Lamb announces major acquisition of US company Trams International
World-leading visitor transportation specialist Severn Lamb has announced a major move in the acquisition of US company Trams International


Dronisos targets US market following exciting year
Dronisos is seeking partners in the US following a successful year, which saw the company serve as a technology partner for Disneyland Paris


IAAPA Expo 2022: 36,000 gather for industry extravaganza
More than 36,000 people travelled to Orlando in November for the annual spectacular known as IAAPA Expo. Planet Attractions was in attendance


Industry pays tribute to legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death
The attractions industry and wider attractions community has paid tribute to the legendary Alberto Zamperla following his death last week aged 71


ProSlide set to shatter projects record for 2023 with major announcement coming at IAAPA Expo
ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023


WhiteWater to launch six new projects at IAAPA Expo including ‘years in the making’ innovation
WhiteWater will unveil six new products at IAAPA Expo, including three new waterslides, an all-in-one play structure and an innovation that ‘has been years in the making.’


Extreme Engineering to reveal new ride, product and coaster installs at IAAPA Expo
Extreme Engineering will announce four new Cloud Coaster projects as well as debut two new products at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Christie set to showcase offerings as technology set to go on display across IAAPA Expo
A number of exhibitors will be using Christie technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also set to showcase its MicroTiles LED among the products on its own stand


Spree Interactive to launch Christmas-themed VR experience at IAAPA Expo
Spree Interactive is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year, with the launch of its Christmas Crunch VR title at the upcoming IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Zamperla to install Canada’s fastest launch coaster at Vancouver’s Playland Amuseument Park
Ride manufacturer Zamperla is behind the CA$9m development of what will be Canada’s fastest launch coaster when it opens in 2024


RWS to showcase new capabilities following JRA and ted acquisitions in Sponsored Spotlight at IAAPA Expo
RWS’s Sponsored Spotlight will showcase the company’s ‘endless possibilities’ following major acquisitions


IAAPA announces 2022 Brass Ring Awards finalists
IAAPA has unveiled the list of finalists for its prestigious Brass Ring Awards, with winners to be announced during a special ceremony at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Red Raion to preview new title at IAAPA Expo
Red Raion will offer an exclusive preview of its latest title - ‘Around the World in 80 Days - Journey of Wonders’ - at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Frontgrid opens ParadropVR Pod attraction at first UK location
Frontgrid has launched its ParadropVR Pod attraction at Adventure Park Snowdonia in North Wales


Scruffy Dog to exhibit at IAAPA Expo for the first time in five years
The 2022 edition of IAAPA will see experience and attraction design firm Scruffy Dog return to the trade show floor for the first time since 2017


Simworx to launch Pegasus flying theatre at IAAPA Expo
The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase the attraction alongside its new Overdrive concept at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Triotech to reveal new attraction, project and ride content at this year’s IAAPA Expo
The immersive attractions designer will unveil details of its new attraction, new project and new ride content throughout this year’s IAAPA Expo, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in November


Gateway names Joe Marshall new managing director for United Kingdom
Gateway Ticketing Systems has appointed Joe Marshall to lead the company’s UK operations


WATCH: Meet Convious’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey
Convious showcased its digital engagement platform at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The company’s managing director for the UK & Ireland, Andy Povey, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


WATCH: Meet Mather & Co’s new managing director, Kim Kherlopian
Leading experience designers Mather & Co have named Kim Kherlopian as the company’s new managing director. Planet Attractions caught up with him at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe to find out more


Industry experts name iconic attractions ahead of special IAAPA webcast
Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction


Kings Island’s Adventure Port set for 2023 debut
Ohio’s Kings Island theme park will introduce Adventure Port, its newest themed area, in 2023. The themed land will feature several attractions and enhanced theming on a classic rollercoaster


Zeitgeist develops haunted houses for Hersheypark’s Dark Nights event
Creative firm Zeitgeist Design and Production is behind three of this year’s haunted houses at Hersheypark’s Halloween spectacular Dark Nights


WATCH: Meet WhiteWater’s chief marketing officer Una de Boer
WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Paul Kent to lead global business development at Mad Systems
Industry veteran Paul Kent has been named as VP of global business development at Mad Systems


RWS to produce live entertainment at IAAPA Expo
The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo


WATCH: Meet Spree Interactive CEO and co-founder Jonathan Nowak Delgado
Family-friendly active free-roam VR experiences provider Spree Interactive showcased its technology at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Nowak Delgado spoke to Planet Attractions at the show


WATCH: Meet Katapult’s creative strategist Kelly Herrick
Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Into Overdrive: Inside the innovative new dark ride from Simworx
Simworx has partnered with Katapult to develop a new dark ride offering an adrenaline-fuelled car chase. Simworx CEO Terry Monkton and lead creative Matt Clarkson spoke with Planet Attractions about the exciting new project


WATCH: Meet Vantage president Michael Jungen
Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


WATCH: Meet Conductr CEO and co-founder Peter Cliff
Experiential design collective Conductr made its first appearance at an IAAPA show this year as part of the Experience UK stand in London. Planet Attractions spoke to co-founder and CEO Peter Cliff about the start-up and its plans for the future


Triotech announces major partnership with Puy du Fou Asia
Triotech has landed a deal with Puy du Fou Asia that will see the dynamic attractions specialist supply several attractions to the upcoming SAGA attraction in Shanghai


BoldMove to showcase AR Hybrid Quest attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction


A new take on dark rides: Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten on OCT’s game-changing walkthrough attraction from Triotech
OCT Group has debuted a first-of-its-kind attraction at its new Fabland Valley Resort in China. Triotech’s Ernest Yale and Nol van Genuchten speak to Planet Attractions about the exciting new multi-path dark ride, how it came to be and what it could mean for future attractions


WhiteWater to showcase Icon Tower at IAAPA Expo Europe
WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe
Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Convious to demonstrate full capabilities of eCommerce platform on rocket ship booth at IAAPA Expo Europe
Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth


Guests can now enjoy different experiences on the same ride at the same time thanks to new TiO innovation from Holovis
Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction


accesso promises to ‘showcase the future of mobile’ at IAAPA Expo Europe
accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors


Alterface unveils new Action League theme designs ahead of IAAPA Expo Europe
Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride


FORREC to showcase new projects at IAAPA Expo Europe
Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io to showcase new wayfinding features at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Immersive attraction dedicated to Prince opens in Chicago
An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago


FORREC partners with Sun Group to develop entertainment projects in Vietnam
FORREC and Sun Group have formed a long-term strategic partnership to develop world-class tourism projects in Vietnam


Triotech to present new standing theatre attraction and announce major European theme park project at IAAPA Expo Europe
Media-based attractions specialist Triotech will showcase a new stand-up flying theatre attraction and announce a major European theme park project at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Simworx to showcase new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe
The dynamic media-based attractions specialist will showcase several new ride concepts at IAAPA Expo Europe


Mather develops visitor experience for hydroelectric scheme on Scotland’s River Ness
Mather & Co has developed the visitor experience for Hydro Ness - a new hydro scheme in Scotland on the River Ness that generates renewable energy using an Archimedes Screw


Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year
As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly


Ben Dowson to lead creative division at Conductr
Experiential design collective Conductr has appointed Ben Dowson to oversee the company’s creative division


The museum that’s introduced special glasses to help colour-blind people see art in a whole new light
Colour deficient and colour-blind visitors to Australia’s Chau Chak Wing Museum are now being offered special glasses to see works of art in clear, vibrant colour for the first time


FlowRider launches nature-inspired FlowSurf technology to create ‘never-ending’ waves
FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves


Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum launches The Open Era gallery
The redeveloped ‘The Open Era’ gallery is now open to the public at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum


Holovis and Azimuth partner to bring XR technology to Malaysia and Southeast Asia
Holovis and Azimuth have teamed up with grand plans to develop an XR content creation and digital engineering team in Malaysia, making the country a hub for the Southeast Asia region in XR technology development


Vinwonders Nha Trang reopens expanded Tropical Paradise waterpark
The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions


Sofar Sounds partners with Tiqets for concert series at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco
The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.


Industry veteran Anthony Van Dam announces retirement from FORREC after 34 years
FORREC’s Anthony Van Dam is set to leave the company after 34 years following his retirement announcement


The generation game: How modern POS is transforming attractions operations
How do you develop a POS system that caters to both digital natives and the generation before them? Convious’s Miendu Dang has the answers


Ryan Stana and Robin Breese-Davies on what’s next for RWS and ted
Following the RWS acquisition of The Experience Department, Planet Attractions travelled to ted HQ to meet RWS CEO Ryan Stana and ted CEO Robin Breese-Davies to see what’s next following the landmark deal


Simworx takes riders on an adventure through the clouds with new dark ride attraction at Vietnam’s Sun World theme park
The highly-anticipated ‘Flying Eyes’ dark ride opened at the Sun World Theme Park in late April


Scotland’s historic Gretna Green welcomes new visitor experience
An iconic wedding destination is now home to a new visitor experience, with designers Mather & Co behind the newly-opened Gretna Green Experience


Suppliers recognised in Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards
A number of attractions suppliers and manufacturers have been named winners of China’s prestigious Golden Crown Awards


Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG
The Hettema Group and Themespace are to combine their talents to form a single independent creative studio known as THG


Gaming with your hands: Ultraleap introduces new hand-tracking technology for VR headsets
Ultraleap is introducing a new tool to allow the use of hand tracking while wearing a Pico Neo 3 VR headset


RWS Entertainment Group announces acquisition of The Experience Department
ted is the latest company to come under the RWS umbrella, with the entertainment group now able to add a number of new strings to its ever-expanding bow


The Netflix approach: How user segmentation is changing the visitor experience game
Attractions.io’s Peter O’Dare explains how user segmentation is transforming the visitor experience for the better


Record-breaking Fønix debuts at Fårup Sommerland
The hotly-anticipated Fønix from Vekoma has opened to the public at Fårup Sommerland with the new rollercoaster representing the park’s largest investment ever


Enhancing the digital experience: Marwell Zoo adopts Attractions.io technology for launch of new app
Marwell Zoo and Attractions.io have teamed up for the development of a brand new app designed to enhance the visitor’s digital experience


Pyek Group names Accesso as dedicated technology partner
The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks


WhiteWater marks World Water Day with Swim Drink Fish partnership
WhiteWater will work alongside Swim Drink Fish to promote sustainability in the attractions industry and clear Canada’s waterways


George Walker named as VP of creative development at Holovis
Walker joins the company with more than 20 years experience, having held senior creative roles at Universal Creative and Dynamic Attractions


Emperor: California’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster opens at SeaWorld
The B&M-designed Emperor has opened to the public at SeaWorld San Diego


Tait Group announces acquisition of Thinkwell
Leading experience designers Thinkwell have been acquired by Tait


Immersive design is the bridge between physical attractions and the metaverse
How does an immersive experience tie in with the metaverse? John Munro, CEO and chief creative officer for storytellers Immersive has the answers


Matteo Ferrarini to drive waterpark growth in Italy following Polin appointment
Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure announces ambitious expansion
Park operators have submitted a planning application for a four-acre interactive play land


Moonraker steps into full-dome market with launch of ‘Moonbase: The Next Step’
Award-winning visual effects studio Moonraker is eyeing the planetarium market with the launch of its latest product - a full-dome experience that shows guests what it would be like to live and work on the moon


Merlin to use Attractions.io mobile wallet technology across operator’s entire theme park portfolio
Attractions.io partnership with Merlin Entertainments has been expanded to include the supplier’s mobile wallet technology at all Merlin-operated theme parks


Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022
With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Explore the seven seas with new VR attraction from BoldMove
WaterSlider VR is the latest offering from BoldMove, with the new product offering an underwater VR experience inside a life raft


Behind the magic: FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke reveals all about MOTIONGATE’s new John Wick and Now You See Me attractions
A pair of highly anticipated John Wick and Now You See Me attractions are making their way to MOTIONGATE at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Planet Attractions spoke to FORREC’s Eric O’Rourke about the record-breaking new additions


Lagotronics to develop new attractions for major theme park development in the Philippines
Lagotronics Projects will develop several media-based attractions, including a VR coaster and a dark ride for the upcoming Pradera Islands theme park


Cityneon subsidiary Animax to develop new global R&D facility in Wuxi, China
Cityneon has announced a deal with the Wuxi Jingkai Government to develop a global R&D facility in the city of Wuxi in China


Andy Povey to lead UK and Ireland operations for Convious following appointment
Convious has named Andy Povey as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland, with Povey set to lead the company’s ambitious growth plan for the region


Reimagining the guest experience in a mobile-first world with accesso
We’re not far off Mark Zuckerberg’s big reveal of the metaverse and what that means for the future, but when it comes to attractions, there are some companies already well ahead of the curve. Andrew Jacobs, accesso’s chief commercial officer, explains what it means for operators to be in a mobile-first world.


YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure announce partnership to develop themed attractions
YellowRoc and ActiveLeisure have announced a partnership to deliver a complete construction and installation service for themed attractions


Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative
The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry


Triotech wins two prestigious Brass Ring Awards at IAAPA 2021
The company won prizes for best new product and best exhibit at this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards


IAAPA 2021: Simworx and Katapult launch midway media-based Ferrari attraction
The Ferrari Experience comprises immersive simulator rides, an eSports adrenaline hub and an exclusive themed dining experience


IAAPA 2021: Holovis to debut 360Golf concept in partnership with Adventure Golf & Sports
The concept combines lighting, projection, audio and special effects to create an immersive mini-golf experience


IAAPA 2021: VRsenal set to showcase multiplayer unattended VR Arcade platform
A new virtual reality platform from VRsenal can double efficiency, throughput and ROI in footprint and price compared to the company’s previous single-player model


IAAPA 2021: Simworx to showcase recent projects
Simworx will be on hand to discuss several of its projects, including the newly opened Massameer Experience Ride at Boulevard RUH City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


IAAPA 2021: Frontgrid to preview upcoming ParadropVR Pod attraction
ParadropVR Pod is a compact, attendant-free version of the company’s Paradrop VR attraction


IAAPA 2021: Gateway Ticketing offers glimpse into the guest experience with immersive Guest Journey
Gateway’s immersive Guest Journey experience enables operators to experience their attraction from a guest perspective


Illuminarium Experiences expands partnership with Accesso as operator prepares to make AREA15 debut in 2022
Illuminarium Experiences and Accesso are teaming up once again, with the operator set to make its Las Vegas debut at the highly-popular AREA15 immersive entertainment venue in 2022


IAAPA Expo Europe 2021: SimEx-Iwerks partners with Red Raion on new Dino Island adventure
The new attraction combines cutting-edge multimedia with world-class storytelling with a flying theatre experience


High-profile Forrec attractions to be showcased at IAAPA Expo Europe
Forrec has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park at American Dream


7thSense’s Pico to power Experience UK wall display at IAAPA Expo Europe
7thSense will be exhibiting at IAAPA Expo Europe as part of the Experience UK Pavilion


Attractions.io to unveil new F&B solution at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io has developed a direct-to-table in-app food ordering system for those who want to maintain social distancing


BoldMove to showcase Smash & Reload dark ride at IAAPA Expo Europe
Smash & Reload is a family-friendly attraction that combines competitive gameplay with a fun and interactive IP


Gateway Ticketing to showcase Galaxy upgrade at IAAPA Expo Europe
The upgraded Galaxy is an integrated solution combining ticketing, admission control, resource management


Simworx targets FEC market with new launches
Simworx will showcase two new attractions aimed at smaller venues at family entertainment centres at this year’s IAAPA Europe Expo


Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Simworx appoints Paul Kent to drive global sales
Kent will be responsible for leading business development for the company


Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular
Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


Soaring through Changbaishan with new attraction from Brogent Technologies
China has welcomed a flying theatre to its Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve with Brogent Technologies supplying the landmark new attraction


Kraftwerk Living Technologies introduces Night at the Manor 4D theatre experience
The experience was developed to meet growing demands for high-end turnkey solutions and reliable technology


Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment
The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Avonturenpark Hellendoorn eliminates F&B queues with Convious Mobile Food Ordering solution
The Mobile Food Ordering system saves guests time and reduces the risk of COVID transmission




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